Descartes Systems Group, a global provider of SaaS for logistics business, announced it has used its global trade intelligence solution to assess sourcing risks for the critical supply chains identified in the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains, including semiconductors, large capacity batteries, pharmaceuticals and strategic minerals and materials.
“The pandemic has highlighted the economic risks associated with highly concentrated supply chains and trade flow disruptions,” said Chris Jones, Executive Vice President at Descartes. “While the Biden Executive Order points to a number of critical supply chains with sourcing challenges like semiconductors and large capacity batteries, this directive is a wakeup call for all U.S. manufacturers to assess the sourcing risks inherent in their current supply chains and develop alternative sourcing strategies for greater resiliency.”
Using Descartes Datamyne trade research, Descartes’ U.S. Supply Chain Vulnerability Analysis report evaluates the flow of goods in these critical supply chains to provide greater context to assess vulnerabilities and identify sourcing alternatives. For each of the four key industries, Descartes provides a supply chain vulnerability score based on the current situation, examines existing weak points, and offers potential remedies in terms of identification of alternative sources of supply to minimize the risk of further supply disruptions.
Descartes is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world.
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